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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

3-D model reveals how invisible waves move materials within aquatic ecosystems
Posted on May 27, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Garbage, nutrients and tiny animals are pushed around, suspended in the world's oceans by waves […]

Designing acoustic devices using thin materials
Posted on May 27, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Acoustic devices like mufflers and loudspeakers are all around us. In the design of such devices, […]

Make music with ATLAS data
Posted on May 27, 2016 at 1:14 pm

From techno beats to classical melodies, from jazz swinging to pop and rock riffs – the ATLAS […]

Loop quantum gravity theory offers glimpse beyond the event horizon
Posted on May 27, 2016 at 9:37 am

In principle, nothing that enters a black hole can leave the black hole. This has considerably […]